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Robots as Ship Inspectors

They crawl, fly or climb. We're talking robots which help inspect all the important parts of a ship from every angle. The information they gather, for instance about corrosion, is passed on to the ship's control room for review.

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The robots are part of the European research project, Mioas, where scientists develop ideas about how robots can help humans maintain cargo ships and ensure they are seaworthy. The remote-controlled assistants can help carry out several inspection processes at the same time, saving time and money.